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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie View Post
    Greetings Ladies and Gents...

    Like so many before, I am a long time lurker and now a first time poster.

    My lovely wife and I are currently residing in the Memphis, TN area. I have recently started looking at property in Arkansas to build a retirement home.

    I have signed up for the email alert for the next class.......I can't wait! My wife on the other hand.....thinks I'm a wee bit nuts. I'm betting the class will change her attitude.

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    Probably seeing one would help as well. That's what helped me. There's a few in Nashville. I'm in north Alabama. I'm "under roof", but haven't started the inside.

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    My wife already knew I was nuts. Building this home just solidified it.


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    I agree with Blane and your Wife, but seeing that you are sane enough to sign up for email notifications, you are probably sane enough for class. I look forward to harassing you on the Member's side of the forum.
    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post
    Probably seeing one would help as well. That's what helped me. There's a few in Nashville. I'm in north Alabama. I'm "under roof", but haven't started the inside.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Thanks MudFlap!

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog and watching the videos. There is some really great stuff there.

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    Thanks Bo and LHN.

    Yea, she keeps rolling her eyes when she finds me spending hours reading all the blogs and looking at all the pictures. I keep having to reminder her that I could be looking at something worse....... boat pictures.

    But MudFlap is right. I think a visit to a near by house would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie View Post
    Thanks Bo and LHN.

    Yea, she keeps rolling her eyes when she finds me spending hours reading all the blogs and looking at all the pictures. I keep having to reminder her that I could be looking at something worse....... boat pictures.

    But MudFlap is right. I think a visit to a near by house would help.
    Thank you. Let me know when. I'm about 3.5 hours away....

    took me about 10 years of not saying anything before my wife was convinced.... wasn't totally her fault- we were pretty poor for most of that, and then I went back to school. We were only ready for about 2 years before I got "the text" giving me the green light.... whereupon I mashed on the gas and haven't looked back.

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    You know, my Wife rolled her eyes a lot too. She'd built a kit "log" house in a previous life and was pretty savvy about how Her log home oughta look and what she wanted in a future log home. We went to class together (I proposed to Her the night before class) and she was an easy convert to this way of doing it. Almost an instant fanatic. She is not bashful about climbing right in the middle of it whenever someone mentions the word kit and the word log in the same sentence. I am a firm believer that both parties should either...

    1... Go to class together, hand in hand and starry-eyed.

    or

    2... Get the divorce before class and divide up all the assets before there is a half built LHBA building for the lawyers to argue over. Her attorney will be able to minimize the value of "that pile of crooked logs" right up until it is time to access what her half is worth.
    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

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    Good advice for most people. Not critical though. My wife was onboard with my dream but had no desire whatsoever to go to the class. She supported me all through the process, but said no way to going to the class. She wouldn’t have gone even if it was free.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoFuller View Post
    Good advice for most people. Not critical though. My wife was onboard with my dream but had no desire whatsoever to go to the class. She supported me all through the process, but said no way to going to the class. She wouldn’t have gone even if it was free.


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    Mine too!

    Just make sure, if she doesn't go, that she really is on board. I'd still say me and Bo would be the exception. So LHN is almost right. Ifn I woulda tried this lhba stuff with my ex (shudder)....

    Buying a house together is hard.

    Building one together (like with a contractor) is harder.

    Building one yourselves even more so.

    Building a log home from raw materials together.....

    Yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loghousenut View Post
    Mike, you waited too long to go to class. We have just moved into our place and had a re-wedding (30 year anniversary) a week after out first legal night. We have just announced our Housewarming Party, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.

    This Housewarming is only open to LHBA members but, if you sign up for the next class I would love to have you catch a load to the left coast and, if you time it right, you will meet folks just like me and my Wife who have built one of these things with our own hands and without a mortgage. Trust me, you will not regret it.




    PS... This photo shows our new home, myself, my brother-in-law, my Wife of 30 years, and our Son, Jake... You figure out who is what and take the class.
    LHN~ Love the shot of your re-wedding. Will not be there for the party on Labor Day, but so happy for you getting into your home. Incredible!
    Working on our dream one step at a time! Making strides slowly, but surely!

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